Cocoron is, in our (very correct opinion), one of the most underrated restaurants in New York City. For years, we’ve practically been officially spokespeople for their Mera Mera Dipping Soba - you can read our review for all the details.
They have a new location just a few blocks over on Delancey. It’s pretty much the exact same as the Kenmare one (which is still open as well), but in a slightly bigger space. It's not quite as homey and cozy as the Nolita location, but the food is exactly the same, so if you are coming from slightly further east, or encounter a wait in Nolita, walk across Bowery for another place to get your soba on. For something different, try the yuba dipping soba - it’s not always available at the other location and is a lighter alternative to the legendary Mera Mera.